Oct 25, 2010
commented on Drag Queens and Epictetus
I'm all for theatre critics leaving halfway through, as long as they are paid by the paper exactly half the going price for their reviews. The same for movie critics, book critics, etc, though they are not likely to be "caught," for skipping out on half their job.
As for food critics, if you eat a bite of the bad lettuce you have a taste of the whole of the bad lettuce. Therefore, if you taste the food you order, you are doing your job.